Friday, July 8, 2011
FO Friday - of Monsters and Monkeys
It's rare when I actually have (and remember to blog about) FO's for FO Friday, but I finished this funny little baby monkey this morning and just had to share!
Pattern: Baby Monkey from Patons' Monkey Business Booklet
Yarn: Stitch Nation Alpaca Love (MC, dark grey); Knit Picks Gloss (CC, light grey) and Pick Up Sticks' Small Balls in Cream (CC, off-white color)
Tyler likes him because his nubby little legs and disproportionately long tail act as a kickstand, allowing him to stand up on his own!
I also want to share my friend's first-ever Monster FO. While Julie was visiting Chicago last weekend, she decided to revisit knitting and wanted to make a monster. I set her up with some yarn, needles, and a Rebecca Danger pattern. It was pretty hot out the entire holiday weekend, so there was ample time to sit in the air conditioning and knit. I was really impressed that she had a completed monster to take home with her! Further proof that knitting really is like riding a bike...but it's infinitely more addictive - we ended up making a journey to Loopy Yarns on the Fourth. Good thing they were open, because Julie really wanted to stock up on monster yarn before heading home!